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Term: Denver

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Located where Great Plains & Rocky Mountains meet; was early stopping place for Amerindians, then for trappers & traders; was damaged in Indian Wars in 1860s; boomed with discoveries of gold & silver in 1870s-1880s; now hub of Western finance & business.Capital of State of Colorado. BGN 1931 Named after James W. Denver, Governor of the Kansas Territory in 1858. (CO-T2/042993/p8C)

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American, 1906 - 1952
American, 1901 - 1982
American, born 1971
American, born Germany, 1885 - 1947